Mold can be a very stubborn problem to deal with. They can start out as a small inconspicuous spot and become a disgustingly big. In many cases, it can go on to become a health hazard. For the most part, one can deal with mold without equipping themselves with expensive materials. With a few simple tips, you can get to the mold quickly and can effectively exterminate them.
Use Baking Soda and Bleach
Use of baking soda is an inexpensive and efficient way of terminating mold. Baking soda is a fume-free and a gentle cleaning agent. Use the recipe to make your own baking soda cleaner for the bathroom:
- Use one teaspoon of liquid soap;
- A cup of baking soda;
- Several drops of pepper mint oil;
Mix the solution and transfer it to a spray bottle to spray it on the area where the mold infestation has occurred. After you spray the area with the solution, allow it to dry.
Then, spray it again and scrub it with a brush. Rinse and repeat until the mold is gone.
Use mild vinegar in a spray bottle. Vinegar has a mild acidity. This makes it difficult for the mold to survive when you spray the vinegar solution on it. Do not dilute the vinegar when you place it in the spray bottle. It will only be effective if you use it at its full-strength. After spraying, let the bathroom air out and let the solution sit for a while. After letting the solution sit for an hour clean the area with hot water and a dry rag. Vinegar is known to kill about 82% of the mold species, so it is very effective at what it does. Vinegar can also be used beforehand in order to prevent mold outbreaks.
Borax is known to be a natural insecticide. One of the prime benefits of borax is that it is cheap and readily available. To create a borax solution, mix a cup of borax with a gallon of water. Spray the cleaning solution on the surface where the infestation has occurred. Be vigilant about the cleaning process or you just might give the mold a new lease of life. Wipe the borax solution after letting it sit for a while.
While creating an ammonia solution, remember not to mix ammonia with bleach. Ammonia with bleach creates very hazardous fumes. These fumes pose a great risk to health of any individual in contact with them. This implies that you should also avoid mixing it with any ammonia based cleaners. When using ammonia for cleaning purposes, use only clear ammonia. Ammonia is available in multiple varieties. Pour the ammonia into the spray bottle and spray it over the infested mold surface to get rid of the mold. Scrub the surface thoroughly to get rid of any mold or pores. Before moving on with the scrubbing make sure that you let the solution sit for an hour at least.
Mold can prove to be very persistent. Owning to this they can prove very difficult to get rid off. Once you get rid of the mold make sure you put in preventive measures in place that will prevent future mold growth. If you are facing a mold growth that you are not able to get rid off on you own, then get in touch with Pro Plumbing. They will surely help you out with your predicament.